Binge eating, also known as overeating, is the process of consuming large quantities of food even past the point of feeling full. Binge eating disorder is a type of eating disorder and emotional disorder that is characterized by frequent binge eating episodes. Individuals suffering from binge eating disorder will often feel ashamed and disgusted during or following binge eating episodes but are unable to stop due to a loss of control. This can lead to poor self-image, guilt, and depression.
Because large quantities of food are typically consumed during binges, individuals with binge eating disorder may be slightly overweight or suffer from severe obesity. Additionally, while individuals who suffer from binge eating disorder will not take any extreme purging behaviors following binge eating like those with bulimia would, they may attempt frequent diets in order to compensate for binge eating behaviors and the large amount of calories consumed during binges.
At McCallum Place we offer comfortable surrounding for those suffering from Binge Eating. As part of the individualized treatment plan for patients diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder we offer specialized groups for those within the community. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free and confidential assessment to see if our Binge Eating programs in St. Louis or Kansas City are right for you.